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Niv is an amazing architect and fantastic person. I worked with Niv on the gut renovation of my apartment. During the design phase, Niv (of Atelier036) was creative in developing a design scheme that not only energized the apartment but brought light further into the darker spaces of the garden level apartment – striking the balance between design, budget, quality of materials, and lighting. To make this project affordable, Niv offered to purchase the materials directly from the vendor and coordinate the shipping schedules. This helped keep the GC costs down significantly.During the construction phase, he provided detailed, weekly progress reports which described project progress and critical path items to both the contractor and me. What perhaps impressed me most was Niv’s collaborative spirit and on-site problem-solving. Throughout the entire process, Niv was extremely responsive and pushed the general contractor to do his best work. In summary, I would definitely use him again on a future project and highly recommend Niv!Read More

Niv Ben-Adi, principal of Atelier036, planned and oversaw the gut renovation of our 1100 square foot Brooklyn Heights co-op. We purchased the co-op as a one bedroom space, and he helped us to redesign the space to convert it to two bedrooms with an open living room / kitchen combination. The work was extensive, and included: upgrading the entire electrical system, replacing all plumbing back to the risers, replacing the entire sub-floor and installing new floor / tile throughout, re-designing and moving the kitchen, installing a washer / dryer, replacing the old cast iron radiators, repairing / skim-coating existing walls, installing new lighting throughout and creating new, complex structural openings in load bearing walls on the 3rd floor of a 10 story building. Our building is 120 years old and located in a landmark historic district. We had complete confidence in Niv's ability to properly plan and oversee the job. I might add that we interviewed over a dozen architects before deciding on Niv, and he was a clear standout. Choosing the right architect is key to the success of a project. We would highly recommend Atelier036 and its principal, Niv Ben-Adi to anyone looking for an architect. Niv is a consummate professional. His ability to see the big picture and get to know his clients wants and needs is extraordinary. Niv is also very patient. He likes to approach each project as a blank slate, in order to maximize the space and to best meet his clients' needs. He is very willing to take the extra time to make sure that the planning and the actual job is done just right and to his client's satisfaction. He is also sensitive and accommodating when it comes to budgeting. He can help make those tough decisions easier - how / where to spend for the greatest impact. We could not be happier with the final product. Any one that comes to visit cannot believe how the space has been transformed. Niv is an expert in lighting and finishes, and the right lighting and finishes, we've learned, can make a small apartment feel like it is on a grand scale. Our home feels spacious, whereas before it felt dark and cramped. Niv is also not afraid to speak his mind when he feels strongly about something - his confidence in this area will translate to a stellar finished project. Ultimately, he will always let the client make the final decision and respect that decision, but he will always give his honest opinion as to what's best. We really appreciated that Niv drew on his expertise and experience to tell us what he thought was best, instead of just telling us what we wanted to hear. My husband and I started to say to each other "Niv knows" whenever we had a tough decision to make, and he really does. He never steered us wrong. We would work with Niv and Atelier036 again without hesitation, and we would like to provide the highest possible recommendation. We have no doubt that our project could not have come out better. We are extremely satisfied!Read More

Not sure why I ever thought I could get through my renovation process without Niv. Very very glad I hired him. He is knowledgeable, calm, patient thoughtful and thorough. He crosses every T and dots every I. Niv is wonderful and easy to work with and is also great managing contractors and other subs. His attention to detail is top notch. In my 1200 sq foot apartment we demolished existing walls and cabinets, refinished floors, replaced windows and interior door, replaced all the lighting, painted throughout, replaced and added shelving, replaced backsplash in kitchen and then some. Not only are Niv's project management skills top notch but his design sense is brilliant. Last but not least he is cost conscious and never made me feel "cheap" when I chose a less expensive option. He understands budget and real life and that is refreshing. He was always happy to help me find a good yet more cost effective solution. It is very clear he truly cares about his clients and projects. Thank you Niv.Read More

I have had the pleasure of working with Niv on commercial build outs in the wellness space. His expertise, attention to detail, creativity, organization, and end results cannot be compared to any other architect or designer. He listens to his clients and delivers above any beyond what anyone could imagine.Read More

Niv helped me design my new apartment. I enjoyed working with him and trust his taste and design since this was the second time he worked with me. The new apartment looked great after the renovation. We got lots of compliments from friends and relatives.Read More

Highly recommend Niv Ben Adi from Atelier036 Studio, As a seasoned Real Estate Broker, it is imperative, for me, to carefully choose my outgoing referrals, as the end result affects my very own reputation. For the past 10 years I have been referring Niv to my trustworthy clients & customers. Without any hesitation I can tell you that all where extremely happy with the end result. Niv, being so meticulous on the design he brings in to the table, discuss it thoroughly with the customers to their satisfaction and than carry it to completion. A "secret" I can tell - Every inch in a Manhattan apartments needs to be carefully used. Niv can find hidden spaces in areas where you wouldn’t even think of look for! Call Niv today.Read More

We loved working Atelier036 Studio of Architecture & Design on a project to redo all the windows in our apartment. Niv was always available and attentive during the process and ensured that the quality of work was to the highest standards. He always addressed questions or concerns we had quickly and made sure we had a great grasp of our options every step of the way. We are beyond happy with the final product - our apartment feels wonderfully refreshed and also now is quieter and has more temperature control than it ever did before. Not only would we recommend him to others but we very much plan to hire him for future work.Read More

Great service, always on top of his game, monitors contractors to make sure all products are well delivered as planned.Read More

I have worked with Niv on a number of projects now. He is always pushing to bring clients creative ideas and is persistent in delivering the design on time. Niv continually gives each project great care and attention to detail while always looking out for the client's interests. It has been a pleasure to work with Niv.Read More

Niv is the architect for our 2 residential projects. One in east village, one in Brooklyn heights. Niv's plans are very detailed. Not only with typical details, information, elevation, he also provides color renderings some times, which helps us visualizing the space. His design is clean, modern and up to date. Niv visits construction site once a week, answers our calls/emails/texts very promptly regardless of day and time. He provides field report after each site meeting, reviews construction document, payment request and RFIs. He pushes the job, keeping track on schedules, checking to make sure the work is up to his design and expectation. His hard work impresses both homeowners and (us) contractor. I highly recommend Niv for both residential and commercial projects. His attention to detail and level of care results in projects that we are proud to share with our future clients.Read More

Working with Niv was an absolute joy! He transformed my small, pre-war, one bedroom apt into a modern, open and artistically beautiful space. His eye to use every bit of space for storage and creative design was so much fun to work with. He was able to capture my vision of a traditional look mixed with contemporary and the space turned out beyond my expectations. I’m so thankful to Niv and his team! He was so patient and attentive to detail. I cannot recommend him enough!Read More

Niv was the architect and project manager for our building’s hallway renovation project. He was chosen after a false start with another designer and was tasked to update the aesthetic of the building with a more modern/timeless look. His design was well received by all parties in the building (no small feat) and more importantly he came in on time and on budget (about a $1-1.5mm project). He worked well with the board and the building’s management and executed on a very complex project. i couldn’t more highly recommend Niv for such a project. he brings creative ideas as well as excellent management skills to deliver on his design.Read More

We have had the great fortune of working with Niv. We took recommendations from friends and did extensive interviews and reference checks - and were glad we decided on Niv. We had a major gut renovation of a 2-apartment combination with very strict coop rules/board and extensive NYC rules. Niv was able to envision the space with a concept that was unique to our style (modern and comfortable) and helped take us from this concept to granular detail. He is all things - architect, design, project manager - and created architect plans, lighting, electrical plans, and also sourcing for materials (flooring, concrete wall, tiles, bath, Bose sound system, window covering, appliances, furniture). My husband and I have very busy jobs plus two young kids. Niv kept us on track and pushed our contractors to make sure they were completing each project at a high quality and on time. Niv also helped us make decisions so that the materials arrived when the project called for them. Niv was the conduit for our board, for our building manager, for every representative that we needed to place orders with. We had thought we wanted to do the furniture selection ourselves, but Niv was so easy to work with and knew the overall concept that we decided to stick with him until the very end - including art. We are grateful to Niv and his hard work and attention to detail. We hope never to do another of these projects again - but if we did, we would go with Niv again. Not only do we have an amazing space but my husband and I still have a healthy and strong marriage. Highly recommend Niv!Read More

"We did a gut renovation on an apartment that lasted over a year. Niv made valuable and timely suggestions every step of the way. He went above and beyond just providing insightful and talented design by sending detailed, weekly progress reports which provided me tremendous peace of mind that the project was on time, on budget and there the scope was not expanding. What perhaps impressed me most was Niv’s creative problem-solving in terms of design. The apartment had significant challenges and Niv always came up with inspired design solutions. My favorite was suggesting, opening up the tucked away kitchen to the rest of the apartment which made the apartment feel much larger. Additionally, Niv found creative ways to use every small space for built-in cabinets creating ample storage spaces. It helped to maximize almost every inch of our apartment. Throughout the entire process, Niv was highly responsive and attentive and I believe he pushed the General Contractor to do his best work. The difference between a good architect and a great one is whether you would use them again. I would not hesitate a second to work with Niv on my next project.”Read More

I spent the last 6 months working with Niv to design and build-out my store in Manhattan. I honestly don't know what I would have done without him.. He brought an immense amount of creativity to the project while controlling the costs to fit within my budget. The project was a huge success and I owe it all to Niv.Read More

Very satisfied with the work. Listens to what the client needs. Very reasonable with pricing. Very efficient with schedules of Job completion.Read More

We are currently working with Niv of Atelier036 on 3 project type Single unit - total gut renovation of 2 bedroom 2 bath approx 860sf 3 unit gut renovation in a 6 story building approx 2,700sf And a retail project in the UWS. Drawing set issued for construction are well detailed and thorough. Niv visits the construction site once a week to monitor and address questions that came up during that week. Additionally he is accessible by phone almost 24-7. After the visit he will follow up with a field report advising both us ( the GC) and client on progress and items required by either party in order to keep the project moving smoothly and on time. Our application for payment are reviewed and approved in a timely manner and release for client final approval. I highly recommend Niv for both residential and commercial projects, his attention to details and level of care results in projects that we are proud to share with out clients.Read More

We hired Niv to renovate a very dated kitchen and bath in our tiny one bedroom apartment. What he created was a spacious, modern apartment with additional shelving, a marvelous kitchen and bath, wonderful lighting and additional closet space. He approached the project with enthusiasm and creativity, mindful of our budget and needs. He presented choices of cabinetry, lighting, appliances, and hardware that were all perfect. He also managed the project for us, and oversaw all aspects of the job, including managing the bidding process, hiring a GC and then working with us closely to reduce the GC's costs. Since we were not onsite during the renovation, Niv managed the GC and kept the project on budget. We highly recommend him! LessRead More

Atelier036 Studio was excellent to collaborate with. The professionalism, timely responses, and overall knowledge was stellar, especially being that many complexities can come with renovations. It's been a pleasure to work with Niv, and I look forward to working with him further in the future.Read More

We hired Niv to complete a gut renovation of a 2br / 1.5 bath apartment in Greenwich Village. The space was challenged given the absence of natural light and the narrow hallway in the entry. Niv approached the project with enthusiasm and creativity. He came up with the idea to install LED lights in the entryway (something we would not have thought of on our own) to add natural light. The space now feels completely different, and Niv's clean, modern design sensibility permeates throughout the apartment. His sense of design and attention to detail would be reason enough to hire Niv. But just speaking to these would provide an incomplete review. Niv also served as a project manager and oversaw all aspects of the job. He worked harmoniously with our GC, meticulously inspecting the GC's work and keeping the project on-time and on-task. He assisted in the choice of furniture and lighting for the apartment. And, most of all, Niv did a tremendous job of communicating important deadlines and requesting what he needed from us to complete the job on time. I cannot recommend Niv highly enough.Read More

I simply could not have been happier with the process and end result than I was in working with Niv at Atelier036. We did a gut renovation on an apartment that lasted almost a full year and I was managing the project from California. Niv made valuable and timely suggestions every step of the way and his detailed, weekly progress reports gave me tremendous peace of mind. What perhaps impressed me most was Niv’s creative problem solving in terms of design. The apartment had significant challenges and Niv always came up with inspired design solutions. My favorite was suggesting a built in table to be created around a load bearing pillar. Perhaps my second favorite was his gorgeous lighting plan. It brought the apartment to life. Throughout the entire process, Niv was highly responsive and attentive and I believe he pushed the General Contractor to do his best work. At the end of the day, I would use Niv again in a heartbeat.Read More

We used niv for a second time to renovate our bathrooms and also add some designed built in shelfs in our master bedroom. Niv was our architect for the first phase of our renovation, where we combined apartments. We loved niv's design aesthetics and he conformed the bathrooms to the rest of the renovation. He was a fantastic project manager and thought of the littles things to make our renovation look good and functional. We also ended up adding a speacilized door fornour cat litter box, which niv came up with the design and supervised the implementation. Very happy with his design and project management and would recommend him highly.Read More

Very creative with a modern aesthetic. Helps keep the GC on point and review the workmanship to ensure great results. Would definitely recommend.Read More

We hired Atelier036 Studio of Architecture for planning and supervising a complete renovation of our duplex apartment (2400 sq foot). Following initial discussions, Niv Ben Adi the architect, provided comprehensive architectural plans in a timely fashion to our complete satisfaction. He then proceeded to supervision of the project and provided real time and detailed feedback. He was involved in all related purchases and decisions thus helping to keep the project within high standards and anticipated budget. Niv's knowledge and proffesiolasim surpassed our expections. He was always available, responsive helpful and pleasant. We whole heartedly recommend working with him.Read More

Atelier036 exceeded my and my wife's expectation on our NYC apartment renovation project. It was an extensive project that really changed the apartment flow and finishes/design. Niv at Atelier036 was very professional, thorough and had great design recommendations. His patience and client service were top notch. I hope to never need to substantially renovate an apartment again, but if I ever do Niv will be the guy, full stop.Read More

We highly recommend Niv Ben-Adi and Atelier036 for comprehensive services in creative design and hands on project management through a home renovation. When we engaged Niv and Atelier036, we began with the intention to open up space in our 1926 colonial by removing the walls between the living and dining rooms and between the dining room and the kitchen. But through Niv's process of discovery, he helped shape a new vision for an open, functional and modern space. He understood our desire to increase space and light but took it in directions we had not imagined with an exposed beam ceiling to add height, a large sliding glass door to add light and integrate the interior with the exterior, and creative, space saving storage elements. Throughout the design process Niv listened to our concerns and suggested creative solutions. Through the construction administration process he presented cost saving options to help keep us within budget. And he was invaluable as a project manager keeping track of every detail and ensuring the work was done to specification. We are thrilled with our new, modern space and couldn't have been more satisfied with Niv and Atelier036.Read More

Niv of Atelier036-Studio of Architecture was approached to develop our second project on the UWS. As in the past, the project involved a renovation of a duplex apartment in a walk up building on the UWS, although smaller is size - approximately 800sf. The unit needed new energy while carefully balancing the pre-war aesthetics and modern intervention. Niv offered several very creative ideas regarding the proposed work of which we chose one. Given that we are overseas investors he was our on-ground person. He supervised the project, purchased all finished materials including light fixtures, tiles, plumbing fixtures and kitchen appliances, and made sure to spare no details. We received comprehensive progress reports on a frequent basis. Niv worked with a relatively small budget given the scope of work, and was able to completely turn around the property into a high-end condo property, addressing its shortfalls (dark basement) with very creative solutions. Needless to say that we are very happy with the beautiful and elegant outcome.Read More

I worked with Niv at Atelier036 to remodel my kitchen and living room into one open space with a modern feel. I was very happy with both the process and the outcome. Everyone who comes over to see the place have the highest compliments.Read More

We worked with Niv for more than a year on a complicated project combining two apartments. He got to know us really well as a family, understanding what things were most important to us, before starting his drawings. We wanted to keep the apartment light and airy, even as we created an interior hallway that would have no natural light. Niv suggested translucent pocket doors, and that worked brilliantly. We needed to maximize our storage space, as all New Yorkers do, and Niv found a way for us to have hidden cabinets and shelves throughout the apartment. Perhaps as important as Niv's great ideas were my bad ones and the way he handled them so respectfully. He gently steered me in the right direction every time, whether it was paint color or floorboard layout. Nearly a year later, I look around the apartment and think how glad I am that we took Niv's advice every step of the way. Apartment renovations are stressful, and you need to work with someone who will be a partner. We found that in Niv and are so very grateful to him! He came to be such a part of our lives, such a comforting presence - always available when we needed him, that we were actually sad when the renovation was complete. We would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat.Read More

I highly recommend a collaboration with Atelier036 and Niv on your project. We own a 1906 colonial home. In renovating, we wanted to honor the historical design and by no means match it. As an architect and a designer, Niv operates in a world of art history and real talent. After two meetings, we trusted him with the project completely. We let him run with the project and the result is beyond what we thought was possible with the space. At the beginning of a renovation the budget and design seem most important, but in process we were grateful for Niv's tenacious project management. The work required contractor and independent subs for custom metalwork and millwork. Niv handled all parties with authority and was on site constantly. I can't imagine how many hours he put in on this. The kitchen, dining room and deck are amazing. Everyone who visits the house asks about the designer and I am proud to recommend Atelier036. Thank you Niv!Read More

I had an excellent experience with Atelier036 Studio of Architecture. We hired this company and worked very closelywith the architect, Niv, on a full kitchen renovation that included a bathroom update and patio addition. He developed an great design for our new kitchen making it much more spacious and functional. He worked with us every step of the project from hiring a contractor to making recommendations on tile and flooring. Niv stayed in close contact with us explaining and guiding us through every step of the process We would highly recommend this company.Read More

Niv is a patient, insightful and incredibly talented designer. He listens to what his clients needs are, and provides appropriate solutions that fit within their budget. Niv works equally well with contractors and other members of the design team. He is relentless in his pursuit of the precise and proper execution of his vision in the best way possible for his client's benefit. I have happily recommended Niv to my clients in the past and will gladly do so in the future.Read More

Total gut renovation of a country home